Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. One who describes crystals or the manner of their formation.
- n. a person skilled in crystallography
GNU Webster's 1913
- n. One who describes crystals, or the manner of their formation; one versed in crystallography.
- n. a specialist in crystallography
- crystallography + -er (Wiktionary)
“My “decision” to become a crystallographer started when I chose my honours project advisor in my fourth year of university.”
“Many have become household names, such as the brilliant crystallographer Dorothy Hodgkin, who famously won a Nobel prize in 1964, and whose whirling portrait by Maggi Hambling 1985 now hangs in the National Portrait Gallery.”
“Her tutor at Oxford was Nobel prize-winning crystallographer Dorothy Hodgkin.”
“Rosalind Franklin (1920-1958), X-ray crystallographer whose work was important in determining the structure of DNA”
“Kathleen Lonsdale (1903-1971), crystallographer and first woman elected a Fellow of the Royal Society”
“I went in the spring of 1972 to work with Aaron Klug, who was not only a leading crystallographer, but also responsible for the application of”
“Either that, or become a crystallographer and spend the rest of my life pursuing the answer.”
“Like an Eskimo naming a type of snow is not being a crystallographer; he's just familiar with that structure.”
“But perhaps a more telling account of the term's origin came from Francis Crick's explanation for why he began calling himself a molecular biologist: “I myself was forced to call myself a molecular biologist because when inquiring clergymen asked me what I did, I got tired of explaining that I was a mixture of crystallographer, biophysicist, biochemist, and geneticist, an explanation which in any case they found too hard to grasp””
“Kindergarten was actually a very formalized system of education, established by a man named Friedrich Froebel, who was a crystallographer in the 19th century.”
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